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Plain Porter - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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Plain PorterPlain Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-06-2003)
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AEK

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml brown bottle poured into a Hobgoblin pint pot.

A. A clear brown beer with a deep red tinge, topped by a slightly tanned, foamy head.

S. Wet cardboard and sadly not a lot more.

T. Chocolatey and slightly woody. Some light fruit notes and a dry, bitter finish with a little liquorice too.

M. Medium.

D. A below average porter that really disappointed me. I was hoping for much more.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 12:45:41 | More by AEK
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Will_Rivera

New York

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-25-2014 09:11:01 | More by Will_Rivera
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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-07-2014 23:57:13 | More by Nunya
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marshmarsh

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Compared to the two other beers I tried at The Porterhouse (the Oyster Stout and Hop Head), this beer was very bland and just didn't have any character. I guess that's why they call it "plain". I'm a dark ale fan, but this Porter just wasn't cutting it for me. Thankfully the other two beers I tried were incredible.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2014 02:16:57 | More by marshmarsh
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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New York

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

04-30-2014 11:44:13 | More by Noelito76
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-26-2014 01:04:47 | More by let8it8grow
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Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2014 15:52:14 | More by Hayley_86
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Romania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Romania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-13-2014 16:52:43 | More by leitmotif
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rstenson

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-24-2014 19:09:40 | More by rstenson
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dcmchew

Romania

4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Double gold medal winning stout, so should be good.
Almost pitch black pour in a Guinness pint, with some shades of brown. One finger tan head to a fine lacing.
Nice roasted malts in the smell, ground coffee, faint dark chocolate and dark bread.
Hmm. Sweet oatmeal-like maltiness, going to roasted malts, faint caramel, then big strong coffee notes. Zesty fruitiness in the back, rather refreshing. A weird and nice contrast between "heavy" malt and light crisp fruit, makes it really enjoyable. Hoppy finish, dry and bitter.
Perfect (!) mouthfeel, fluffy, creamy, might be the smoothest stout i've ever tried. Aftertaste is mainly of burnt grains, some woodiness and aromatic hops.
A perfect stout, add some great hops, and you get a great beer. Quite a surprise. Somewhere between a porter and an Irish stout, but its body sets the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 15:26:59 | More by dcmchew
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eddsan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-18-2014 00:17:31 | More by eddsan
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-15-2014 18:38:53 | More by aztraz
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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Sweden

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is almost black (90 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is pale brown and compact. It sinks slowly leaving almost no lacing.

The smell is malty and roasted. It is smooth without any harshness. Malt sourness, dark chocolate and a touch of black coffee. Quite a lot of biscuits, hints of dough, tobacco smoke and flowers.

The taste is dry and bitter with coffee and chocolate. Clean bitterness and a touch of toffee. Medium body. Some alcohol in the aftertaste, as well as floral/herbal flavours, and growing bitterness. Creamy coffee notes in the finish.

The carbonation is mid-strong, the large bubbles fresh. The liquid is dry and quite light.

A nice stout with enough depth too keep it interesting, and not too heavy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 19:56:55 | More by bark
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Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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Maine

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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New Jersey

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Plain Porter from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.